Residents of Kikandwa village in Kasawo town council, Mukono district, the ancestral home of General Edward Katumba Wamala, have demanded for a detailed independent report into his shooting.
On Tuesday, unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycles intercepted Katumba Wamala’s vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisota road in Kisaasi and sprayed it with bullets killing his daughter, Brenda Wamala Nantongo, and driver, Haruna Kayondo on the spot.
It was a sombre mood at Kikandwa as gathered in big numbers. There was also heavy deployment of the army, which stopped mourners from accessing the home.
A UPDF officer who preferred anonymity told the mourners to first seek permission from the army headquarters.
Hajji Twahil Ssebaggala a resident at Kikandwa and also the Mukono National Resistance Movement-NRM Chairperson asked the government to conduct a prompt, independent, and thorough investigation into the incident.
Ssebaggala says that there have been several incidents similar to what happened to Katumba, but no report has been publicly released, leaving Ugandans with unanswered questions.
Frank Mukasa, another resident says that the news about Katumba’s shooting found him at his workplace at Kabimbiri trading centre. He says that although the General survived, they have lost a daughter with a good character who often visited them whenever she came to Kikandwa.
Vincent Wandera says the police and other security agencies should speed up investigations into the shooting.